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Cowichan Camerata’s strings bring in spring at concert

Performances taking place in Duncan and Ladysmith
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra last performed in Ladysmith in December during its Winter Serenade concert. (File photo by Tyler Hay)

The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra is celebrating spring with concerts in Duncan and Ladysmith.

Under the musical direction of Chris Redsell, the Camerata’s Spring Serenade concert takes place Saturday, April 30 at St. Peter’s Church (Quamichan) in Duncan and Sunday, May 1 at Oceanview Community Church in Ladysmith. Both concerts start at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per adult, with children 12 and under free, and available by emailing to reserve or from any orchestra member. Ten Old Books and Volume One in Duncan will have tickets available for the Duncan performance. Salamander Books in Ladysmith will have tickets available for the Ladysmith performance.

Public Health orders will be followed and concert-goers may find these change prior to the concert.

The program is diverse and includes two movements from Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade No. 1 in E Major, the Concerto Grosso, La Follia by Francesco Geminiani, John Rutter’s Suite for Strings and other light pieces to round out the program.

The Cowichan Camerata has been performing throughout the Cowichan Valley since 2006.

Related story: Photos: Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra plays in Ladysmith

The CCSO is a strings only orchestra that offers musicians of various abilities the opportunity to experience playing in an orchestra and performing in public. Anyone interested in joining can connect through Facebook or visit the Cowichan Camerata website for more information.

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